Investors seek safety in bonds, yen after Turkey downs Russian jet

November 24, 2015 12:41 PM

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Investors seek safety in bonds, yen after Turkey downs Russian jet

LONDON Investors sought safety in low-risk government debt on Tuesday after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, while European tourism-linked stocks fell after a U.S. travel warning due to "increased terrorist threats".

It was the first time a NATO member's armed forces had shot down a Russian or Soviet military aircraft since the 1950s. Russia said its plane had been downed over Syria.

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